coercive

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adjective co·er·cive \-ˈər-siv\

Definition of coercive

  1. :  serving or intended to coerce coercive power coercive measures

coercively

adverb

coerciveness

noun

Origin and Etymology of coercive

see coerce


First Known Use: circa 1600


COERCIVE Defined for English Language Learners

coercive

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adjective co·er·cive \-ˈər-siv\

Definition of coercive for English Language Learners

  • : using force or threats to make someone do something : using coercion


Law Dictionary

coercive

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adjective co·er·cive \kō-ˈər-siv\

Legal Definition of coercive

  1. 1 :  serving or intended to coerce

  2. 2 :  resulting from coercion to protect women from coercive intimacy — Kimberle Crenshaw



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